Anna Kaake Newton Boone


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Notices in this section are limited to names of those who have achieved pioneer status through many years in the North, or who are otherwise of unquestioned importance in the daily scene.

Anna Kaake Newton Boone, a Tlingit Indian born on August 19, 1886, at Hoonah, Alaska, the daughter of Sam and Jenny Kaake Newton. Her mother took her to Douglas when she was a small child, and she was reared in the home of Quaker missionaries who brought her to Wichita. Kansas, when she was fourteen and sent her to Friends University. There she sang in the college quartet for four years, and met Ray Boone of Higgins, Texas. They were married in 1905.

He entered the ministry and they pastored and did evangelical work for many years in Texas, Kansas and Oklahoma. He died in 1958. They are survived by two daughters, seven grandchildren and ten great- grandchildren. [May1962]

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Source: Alaska Sportsman, May 1962

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